About Doug

As the Head coach of the Austin Tennis Academy he is in constant study and review of the professional information necessary to educate coaches, players, and parents to the highest levels of junior tennis. On a daily basis he is supporting CEO/Owner Jack Newman in his diligence of delivering the finest possible tennis product to every person in the ATA program. The calling to educate and support families inside the game of tennis continues to be the driving concept that has enabled him to stay passionate for 38 years in junior tennis.


In Coach Davis’ own words, “Having a personal relationship with God is my number one accomplishment in life. Being married to my soul mate Leisa Bewley Davis for 38 years is my number two accomplishment in life. Having three outstanding sons all growing up and living life inside and outside the sport of tennis is third. Now being a grandfather of Tripp Davis has taken family to a whole new level.”

Coach Davis formed the Austin Tennis Academy in May 2002. He formerly served as the primary coach for the elite level players at the St. Tennis Academy.

Coach Davis has developed many players, some like his son Tres have risen to the professional tour. His son Brandon played and graduated from the University of Illinois and son Blake graduated from¬†Florida State University.¬† Many players have achieved scholarships at Division I College Tennis programs, at leading universities including the University of Texas, University of Virginia, Texas A&M, Pennsylvania, TCU. Having former students become professionals and College coaches is especially rewarding. Prior to his St. Stephen’s tenure, Coach Davis was the head professional at the Lubbock Country Club.